Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Food and ambience
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
About
Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.
CUISINES
American, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,075 reviews
Excellent
1,938
Very good
768
Average
212
Poor
97
Terrible
60
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Jilly
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Food and service were great great. Only drawback is apparently the lack of restaurants on the island open on Mondays and they don't take reservations. We arrived at 6:30 and waited 1.5 hours. Folks that arrived at 5:30 also waited 1.5 hours. There is a bar to grab a drink, the view over the bay while standing out front is pleasant and the company of the others waiting good. So if you don't mind waiting give it a try.
Written May 21, 2024
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Robina614
Martinsville261 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Wait wasn’t too long after being quoted an hour. Food was great but service was lacking, our server was mostly annoyed if you asked for anything extra like a refill. Hopefully we just had a bad server and your experience will be better. The shrimp was amazing, as well as the grouper.
Written May 20, 2024
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Torgy2
Saint Paul28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Excellent lunch outside on side deck, we loved it so much decided to come back for dinner. We had a hour wait to get in, the bread was fantastic! The service was great both meals. my Cesar salad was a disappointment, wet and soggy, flavorless. My husband enjoyed his chicken parm. We would for sure come back for lunch tho.
Written May 17, 2024
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David F
Richmond3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Way over priced for mediocre food. The oysters were tiny and cost $33. The calamari was soggy. Had a beer and it was fine - tasted like beer. I do not recommend. Again way expensive for poorly prepared food.
Written May 17, 2024
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Cindyrella
Chester23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
Excellent food! Had the most relaxing girls trip dinner here. Everything from the drinks, to apps, to dinners were amazing! Outdoor seating was a plus. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits.
Written May 7, 2024
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David and Teale
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
This was a great place for a nice dinner out while we were on vacation. Great service and excellent food. We ate on the back porch and we were seated quickly. We were surprised that one couple came in to eat with dogs.
Written May 7, 2024
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Todd G
Clarion113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We got to the Waterfront at 5:00 and were able to get right in. We sat inside but still have a nice view of the bay. We started off with the Calamari and it was some of the best we ever had. The portion size was huge and the Thai Chili sauce put it over the top. I had the grilled grouper with a wasabi pea crust. It gave the perfect texture without the heat you would think of with wasabi peas. My wife got a salad topped with salmon and a lemon honey vinaigrette. Really good. The portion size on both were just right. They need an IPA on draft though.
Written May 6, 2024
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Beth
Denver8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
The food is good. It's annoying the restaurant doesn't take reservations. People show up at 5pm to put their name on the list. We waited 2 hours for a table. It was a table of 6 so I know that isn't the easiest to accommodate. The service was excellent and the food was very good.
Written May 6, 2024
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Shelly V
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
Fido gives this restaurant 5 bones for dog friendly, but Susie was one of the most rudest waitresses from the moment we sat with our dogs. She immediately grabbed my silicone dog bowl off the table that wasn't in use and said that it belonged on the floor. I only set it there temporarily. She kept making smart remarks about our dogs, so I asked her if she didn't like dogs. Her response was that she does but doesn't think they need to be in restaurants. We'll honey this is 2024 and more places are becoming dog friendly they are family. I told her she should probably get a job somewhere else that doesn't accept dogs since she has a problem with it. Nobody else had a problem with it, other patrons came over to sit with us to ask what breeder we got our dogs from. She set the tone for our Saturday evening by ruining our night and proceeded to make a condescending comment about its a health hazard. No, it isn't Susie. we weren't in the kitchen. We were outside. The only health hazard is your toxicity, Susie. You deserved your lousy tip by your rude behavior.
Written May 5, 2024
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Joseph B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
The food was delicious and the service was very good. Low key and did not rush us at all. The location is along the beach and sitting outside was a wonderful experience. Expect a wait but worth it!
Written May 5, 2024
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Elizabeth E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 friends
We happened upon this gem while on Anna Maria Island. Do yourself a favor and go! The bartenders are so talented (shoutout to Jacob and John) and the food is amazing. Shrimp and Grits are a must! So are the brussel sprouts! Highly recommend!!
Written May 4, 2024
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Brent L
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Hands down, this is our family’s favorite restaurant to visit in Anna Maria. This visit we got grouper sandwiches, carnitas, and the turkey & brie sandwich. Two got the Mac & cheeses… one adult version (amazing… with Gouda cheese and options to add meat) and the kid version (Kraft). Everyone was happy and well-fed but we had enough room for chocolate coconut cheesecake (the special), key lime pie, and crème brûlée. Get there early if you want to avoid the wait (and get a parking place)… we got there at 11 AM and sat right down. Plenty of outdoor seating with water views of the city pier, but they also have indoor seating. Enjoy!
Written April 19, 2024
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cheer11ra
Russellville6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
Stumble across this place and it was amazing . Food was great so was the bartender. Whenever I go home and take trip to beach I make sure we go there .
Written April 14, 2024
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Susanna S
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
We attempted to make a reservation online but the link never worked. We tried to call ahead and were unable to get a live person on the phone so we decided to chance it anyway. It was very crowded and the wait was 1.5hr but it was a beautiful evening and we spent our time walking the pier and the beach. The hostesses were super friendly. During our 15min wait for the server to take our drink order, the table next to us was complaining to the manager about the screaming children a few tables down. His words were “the atmosphere would be enjoyable if it wasn’t for the screaming kids”. Fortunately, the table left shortly after we were seated. The server (never gave us a name) was unfriendly and seemed as if we were inconveniencing her just by being there. I asked for a drink suggestion (they make their own juices and mixes) and she said the mai tai. Could only taste cheap rum, nothing special. My mother’s Bloody Mary was not good and she took a sip or two and set it to the side in hopes the server would notice. She never did. The calamari had good flavor but was cold along with our main entrees (wasabi tuna, shrimp and grits (best entree), grouper). When my mother mentioned the Bloody Mary having an “off” taste to it, the server didn’t apologize or offer an alternative, she just took the glass and walked away. She returned shortly with the check and said she removed the drink from the tab. That was not our intention, but appreciated. She never asked how the meal was or seemed to be interested in anything other than turning over the table. Nonetheless, we left a 20% tip, if the service is superb we always leave more. This was bare minimum at best. The restaurant is beautiful and has true potential. The menu prices were a little high but for a tourist area, we expected it. But along with that we expected the food and service to be worth it. The view is of the busy street and parking. If you’re lucky you’ll catch a glimpse of the ocean which will be drowned out by the sound of cars driving by, screaming children and the conversation of the table next to you. We loved Anna Maria, but will not be back to that restaurant.
Written April 14, 2024
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Islander
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Normally great but like so many tourists traps quality suffers. Sad, bathos used to be good. My advice go to another city
Written April 12, 2024
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